Michael Cohen implicates Trump in hush money scheme


#1

Cohen has put a target on Trump’s back.

GOP is between a rock and a very hard place.


#2

The prospect of life in prison can remarkably alter the memory.


#3

The plain facts of the matter are pretty damning though. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t think that hush money was paid to the adult actress. What is your take on it?


#4

Of course, there is no possible way that Trump could have done anything wrong. It must be Cohen lying, there just is no other possible explanation.


#5

But that’s not really the question is it? The question is whether it would have been illegal if he had.


#6

I quoted the actual campaign finance law elsewhere. Cohen’s paying off Trump’s mistresses is a violation of that law, both in the breach of contribution limits and in the non-reporting. And the definition of a contribution is very broad.


#7

And this is Trump’s best push back:

And how long did you have Michael Cohen on retainer mr trump?


#8

He was the one who hired him in the first place. I thought he was supposed to have wisdom in these sorts of things?


#9

Well that’s some advice I’d take from President Trump. Cohen is indeed a terrible lawyer.


#10

Apparently, some believe that Federal courts accept guilty pleas on charges that are not crimes.

Cohen pleaded guilty to two counts of campaign finance law violation.


#11

Maybe we need to get rid of the entire federal court system, since all they do is entrap innocent people.


#12

All the best people!

The best!!


#13

Apparently,


#14

It’s also pretty vague, and the “dual purpose” exception probably vitiates Cohen’s treachery even if what he said is true. And there’s no particular reason to believe Cohen.


#15

I don’t see how the exceptions are all that broad. They deal with pretty mundane things like use of personal property like houses and use of volunteers.


#16

… concentrate the mind wonderfully, as Johnson would have it.


#17

100 percent. Nothing less.


#18

Nah, that isn’t “all they do,” but there are methods, opportunities, motivations and means for doing it some of the time where political opponents are involved.


#19

He seemed to be incredibly loyal to his employer though. He said he would take a bullet for him. (Of course I imagine that’s a billable service, but still.)


#20

Mark Levin: Blah, blah-blah, blah-blah…


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